Tracey and the Narrator (unnamed) meet in 1982 as they are both signing up for a ballet class at a church in a... Summary and book reviews of Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Ms.
She is one of Britain's most celebrated living writers, named on Granta's list of the 20 best young British novelists not once but twice, in 2003 and. Zadie Smith's first novel White Teeth (2000) was full of energy, humour and wit; a bestseller that shot her to literary fame at the age of 25 with good reason. In Swing Time, a mature Smith uses a newfound artistic control to take on race, class and a cosmopolitan modernity that doesn't quite let... Like James Joyce and Dublin, Zadie Smith is a London novelist who has written her best books about the city from abroad.